Training Information

Training Name

Outpatient Physical Therapy/Outpatient Speech Language Pathology Services Basic Training (OPT/OSP)

Activity Code


Training Description

This OPT/OSP Basic Training is intended to introduce surveyors to OPT and OSP providers and prepare you to survey these facilities. The training intends to establish and develop surveyor knowledge of what types of organizations qualify as OPT/OSP and will introduce surveyors to the documents used to perform these types of surveys.

Training Objectives: On completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Conduct observation, interviews, and record reviews to gather information and identify concerns.
  • Use critical thinking to analyze and investigate any concerns identified during the survey.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the applicable regulations and interpretive guidelines needed to address concerns identified during the survey.
  • Make accurate compliance decisions.
  • Document deficiencies in a manner consistent with CMS’s Principles of Documentation (PoDs).

Training Duration: 32 hours

Completion Requirements: This self-paced OPT/OSP Basic Training includes a mandatory pretest, six learning modules, a mandatory posttest, and a CMS-approved training evaluation. Both the posttest and the evaluation must be completed to generate a certificate of completion to earn training CEUs. To pass the OPT/OSP Basic Training, you must score a minimum of 80% on the training posttest.

Email for Questions: The training is available on-demand online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For all technical issues and those requiring an urgent response, such as accessing the training, email; for all content-related questions, email All other comments and questions can be submitted during the training using the comment tool.


No prerequisites in addition to those indicated in the Prerequisites (Mandatory) section of the Training Plan.

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